I made this for Henry to give away last year at his preschool’s Valentine party. I found a bunch of great Valentine ideas on the Family Fun website and Henry picked this one as his favorite.
The instructions said to use a roll of Lifesavers … but I couldn’t find any when I was trying to do the project. Instead we used long Tootsie Rolls … which were really too small in circumference … but worked ok. I printed out address labels with the message and just stuck them around the Tootsie Roll (sure beats handwriting them all!). On the top I used a glue gun to attach a red Hershey’s kiss. The “flame” was the most labor intensive part; I cut small red and yellow flames out of felt and used regular Elmer’s glue to adhere the pieces. I used the hot glue gun again to attach the “flame” on the “rocket”.
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.